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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Tamorong in Philippines

Earthquake location 17.3652S, 120.3207WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Tamorong in Philippines on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/02/18 / 2018-02-13 15:27:39 / February 13, 2018 @ 3:27 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:27:39 / 11:27 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 120.3207° East, 17.3652° North, depth 61.09 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d6y3. Id of event: us2000d6y3. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 61.09 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sarrat, San Nicolas, Bauang. Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 83 km (52 miles) from San Fernando (c. 83 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Batac City (c. 53 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Vigan (c. 48 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Tagudin (c. 35 800 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from San Nicolas (c. 34 200 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 28 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 12 km WNW of Tamorong, Philippines. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.3207° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.3652° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 61.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km WNW of Tamorong, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-02-13 15:27:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-27 21:17:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 298 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 3.298 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 130 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000d6y3 Id of event.
Event Code 2000d6y3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d6y3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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